Just Paint It!: The World's Most Enjoyable Painting Course. Ever!

Just Paint It!: The World's Most Enjoyable Painting Course. Ever!

by Sam Piyasena, Beverly Philp
     
 


For anyone who has ever gazed longingly at a set of artist's paints and brushes in a store and wished that they knew where to begin, this is the book for them. This companion to Barron's Just Draw It! relies on the belief that anyone can paint, and encourages readers to not only learn, but to experiment and play with their art. Every exercise in this unique…  See more details below

Overview


For anyone who has ever gazed longingly at a set of artist's paints and brushes in a store and wished that they knew where to begin, this is the book for them. This companion to Barron's Just Draw It! relies on the belief that anyone can paint, and encourages readers to not only learn, but to experiment and play with their art. Every exercise in this unique manual can be performed by artists at all levels of training and ability.

  • All exercises are designed to inspire, motivate, and break down any fears about painting
  • Covers a variety of techniques and approaches to expand and improve painting skills
  • A powerfully effective art course that never feels like a set of tedious drills

    Lessons cover a number of subjects, including color, tone, light and shade, compositions, textures, patterns, surface, and paint quality. Illustrations on every page in color and black and white.

  • Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher

    "The authors encourage readers to engage actively with creativity. Chapters cover common painting concerns, such as materials, color, and pattern, but the many short step-by-step exercises included often blend the element of surprise with unusual materials or activities or both. â?¦ Artists of all abilities can benefit from this entertaining book."
    --Library Journal

    "This book takes a wonderfully colorful romp through ideas for painting fun. The volume's design allows you to believe you can take the time to pursue competency with a variety of painting styles."
    --Idaho Statesman

    Library Journal
    ★ 06/15/2014
    With this informal guide, Piyasena and Philp, who previously collaborated on Just Draw It!, aim to return fun and freedom to painting. The authors encourage readers to engage actively with creativity. Chapters cover common painting concerns, such as materials, color, and pattern, but the many short step-by-step exercises included often blend the element of surprise with unusual materials or activities or both. One lesson incorporates invisible ink; another involves baking a cake. For context, each exercise is accompanied by a discussion of a particular artist or movement and a list of famous related paintings for readers to reference. VERDICT Artists of all abilities can benefit from this entertaining book.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764166549
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    03/01/2014
    Pages:
    160
    Sales rank:
    910,280
    Product dimensions:
    8.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

    Meet the Author


    Sam Piyasena is an illustrator and photographer who has worked for major clients, including Nike and Universal Records. He has taught illustration at several art colleges and has conducted international art workshops.

    Beverly Philp is a freelance illustrator whose commissions include work for magazines, publishing houses, and design companies. She has worked as a lecturer, teaching illustration, at several universities.

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